Meaning of “pugnacious” in the English Dictionary

"pugnacious" in British English

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pugnaciousadjective

uk /pʌɡˈneɪ.ʃəs/ us /pʌɡˈneɪ.ʃəs/ formal

(Definition of “pugnacious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pugnacious" in American English

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pugnaciousadjective

us /pʌɡˈneɪ·ʃəs/

ready to fight or to argue very forcefully:

a pugnacious politician

(Definition of “pugnacious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)